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my plug collection

Monday, December 21, 2015

plugs

I'm a collector, plain and simple. There are things I specifically hunt down, like globes, because I enjoy the way they look displayed together. There are other things that I never mean to collect but I somehow end up with a bunch of. Basically, I tend to amass collections of things whether I try or not. It's just in my nature. Way back in 2011 I started the tag "collections" on the blog so I could share photos and a little bit about all the things I collect. I haven't really shared much these last few years aside from my lapel pin collection and photos of my curiosities after each move but I'd like to get back at it.

Something I didn't purchase to collect per se are plugs. I started stretching my ears many moons ago. I'm actually a year or two off from having them half of my life. I have distinct memory of sitting in history class in high school telling all my friends "Oh yeah, 0g is my goal size. I'm definitely going to stop after that!" Hah! Around four years ago I landed at 1.5" (38mm), a size that I was comfortable staying at, and since then have been building a pretty awesome collection of pretty things for my ears. I mean, I have a closet full of dresses, and shoes for every occasion. Why not have lots of plugs to choose from?

plugs, stretched ears

My entire collection aside from one pair, the bees in the top right corner, are from Omerica Organic. This is 100% not a sponsored post, I just REALLY love them. I legitimately think they might hold the title for my all time favorite company. They have awesome customer service, and the quality is seriously the best. The designs always super crisp. I really liked the bee plugs which I got from Bodyartforms but comparing those against all my other ones you can see that my other plugs really shine.

Throughout the years I've tried lots of different materials but I always seem to come back to wood. I love the look of stone but with my ears stretched this large it's really just too heavy for me to wear on a daily basis. Omerica Organic comes out with new plugs super frequently which I love since it allows me to have a diverse selection to choose from despite only wearing wood. I definitely don't need any more but how can I resist when they come out with things that fit my style so perfectly! Teeth, insects, skulls? Yes, please! I took the photo below to show off my favorite four pairs but when I look at it I see three other pairs that probably could have been labeled "my favorite" too.

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Due to the size of my collection I don't really have an awesome way to store them. Omerica Organic sells plug pouches which are really cute but alas, they don't come in my size...and I would need a lot of them. So until I find something better I store them inside this turtle shell I picked up from Target a few years back (If I'm not mistaken they're carrying a similar one this year except in silver instead of gold.) Not all of them fit inside so the others reside on a cute little tray that I also picked up from Target.


Anyone else out there with stretched ears also collect plugs? I love seeing photos of collections! ;)
xoxo

As always, if you'd like to order for the first time from Omerica Organic you can use rep code "daintysq" for 20% off!!

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  1. There have definitely been many moments where I've been browsing Omerica Organic and have found that I love a pair so much it has almost been motivation enough to stretch my ears again.

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    1. Hah! They really do have some awesome designs.

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  2. It really is a lovely collection. They're all such sweet little works of art.

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  3. Whaaa! This would be a great Christmas present for a friend of mine who has her ears stretched. And the designs are so cute! You've amassed so many plugs. I'm surprised none of them are colorful haha

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    1. Hah! If they came out with more colorful ones, I'd probably buy those too!

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  4. I really love your collection posts!!
    These plugs are so magical and look super amazing on you <3

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  5. Ohh no, this makes me want to gauge my ears again. These are all so beautiful! Must. Resist!

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  6. Any tips on stretching ears? I always seem to get up to 8, then find I can't get it through, even when I use a lubricant to soften it.

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    1. If you're having problems, check out these two posts from BAF.

      http://forums.bodyartforms.com/showthread.php?25448-How-do-I-stretch-my-piercing

      http://forums.bodyartforms.com/showthread.php?35287-How-to-Stretch-Using-the-Taping-Method

      Good luck!
      :)

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  7. I always wanted to ask: do you sleep with your plugs on? I have smaller plugs than yours (10 mm) and when I take it off before sleep, my ears are not so streched in the morning and I have a serious problem to put them back. So I sleep with plugs in my ears but it's really uncomfortable. I can't imagine to sleep with 38 mm.

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    1. I take them out to sleep. Once they get to a certain size it's really best to give them time to rest.

      I have no problem getting my plugs back in every morning. But I do remember that when they were smaller it was a struggle to get them back in every morning without any lube. If you haven't already been trying lube makes all the difference. I've always liked jojoba oil.

      Also giving them a nice little massage with the oil before even trying your plugs should help too!
      :)

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  8. I haven't been able to afford Omerica Plugs in a while (thought they're my favorite too), so I haven't looked at them... OMG the squirrel design ones!! I think I may just splurge on those (especially since I always forget about your discount code!)

    Question for you! Do you / anyone you know have any experience with the teardrop plugs? I've been curious about buying a pair but I don't know if they're comfortable or even how they look.... it seems like a lot of money to spend with a 50/50 chance of being dissatisfied.

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    1. I've never personally tried any teardrop plugs. I've always kind of thought they looked funny but when I googled them again to see if there were reference photos to show you and they actually look pretty awesome in some people's ears! I would think they feel normal, ya know? I mean my ears don't really feel like anything. Sometimes I can't even remember if I put in plugs that day and have to reach up and check. I don't really know! I'm sorry I can't be of much help! But hey, if you're still not sure maybe reach out to Omerica! They're SO so sooo friendly there and would be a lot better able to answer any questions about teardrops.

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    2. Thanks, Kaylah! It actually occurred to me right after asking you that I could look up photos on Google..... derp. They look pretty rad! I can't imagine they feel much different... the only times I've 'felt' my plugs being there are when I wear heavy stone ones. And Omerica really is the best; Shawn ordered plugs for me two years ago that never arrived, so he contacted them about it and they shipped out new ones free of charge!

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